Sep 182013
 
Nick’s First Pitch, An Emotional Google Fiber Story

Thirteen year old Nick has loved baseball for as long as he can remember. He always dreamed of being in the majors, and his parents thought it might be possible if he continued striving in the sport. 

But suddenly, life came and kicked Nick and his family in the face. Nick was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called Aplastic Anemia

The doctors told Nick he could no longer be around large groups of people, making playing in, or even going to, a baseball game impossible. 

That’s when Google stepped in.

Using the power of their new Google Fiber optic network, Google brought baseball to Nick. 

“With the help of the web, Nick was able to throw out the first pitch at A’s/Yankee’s game at the Oakland Coliseum in California from the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City—more than 1800 miles away.”